Progressive Singing Techniques
Tamara Anderson is an internationally acclaimed voice teacher, specializing in contemporary styles of music including Pop, R&B, Motown, Rock, Heavy Metal, Country, Folk and Musical Theater.
Tamara’s students include finalists on American Idol, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, Rock Star and America’s Next Big Band. Her students are recording and touring artists from indie performers (The Hush Sound, Janus, Gold Motel, The Academy Is, William Beckett, Ion Vein, Kraig Kenning, Daphne Willis…), on Decaydance, Fueled by Ramen, and IRIS Records, to artists on RCA, Sony, Atlantic, Jive and A&M. She coaches Dove Award winners, Grammy contenders, several WAMI Award winners, singer/ songwriters, local touring artists (Bella Cain, Purple Apple, Jasper Acoustic, The Form…), voice-over and jingle talent. Tamara's students lead successful careers and perform in projects such as television (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Nashville, Falling Skies, Rockstar, MTV reality shows, VH1 shows), films (20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate), theater (Broadway's, Million Dollar Quartet and Miss Saigon), YouTube sensation (Keenan Cahill…), Reverb Nation’s Top 40 Underground Artists (WhiteBoiWonder), and KISS FM Chicago radio station’s Fantabuloso winner and 1st runner-up.
Tamara has an extensive and on-going education in several vocal pedagogies which enables her to pinpoint the source of struggles and triumphs that vocalists encounter. “Singing encompasses both mind and body and they must work synergistically”, and she teaches the techniques needed for a confident and healthy vocal performance. Tamara has an uncommon gift for communicating these intricacies to her students. Her expertise lays in her mastery of all that singing demands, including breathing, pitch, control, power, range, blending lows and highs, vocal health, conveying emotion, uniqueness and stage presence. Tamara creates an ideal learning environment to help artists exceed their expectations, achieve vocal mastery and freedom, and create the voice that they’ve always wanted.
Tamara lives what she teaches. She is a singer/songwriter, recording artist, producer, recording engineer (Criteria Studios, Miami) and talent developer. Tamara does voice-overs, jingles (Chevrolet, FedEx, McDonald’s, Mattel Toys), cable television shows, and much more. She is endorsed by WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry), McDonald’s Corporation’s “Voice of McDonald’s”, Shure Microphones and Entertainer’s Secret Throat Coat Spray. Tamara also founded The Progressive Singer’s Workshop where she shares her empowering vocal and performance techniques.
Tamara welcomes new students of all ages and experience levels, from beginners to touring professionals. Convenient studios are located in Chicago, Elmhurst, and Round Lake Beach, Illinois and Milwaukee. Skype lessons are available; also credit cards are now accepted.